The rumors that British actor Tom Ellis may be joining "Downton Abbey" as a love interest for newly widowed Lady Mary can officially be put to rest now that Ellis has landed a role in the ABC horror pilot "Gothica."
Ellis -- whose credits include "The Fades" and "Merlin" -- will play Victor Frankenstein in the contemporary series that weaves together the legends of horror icons Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray.
"Gothica" sounds a bit like the horror answer to ABC's fairy tale hit "Once Upon a Time," but also may be uncomfortably similar to Showtime's upcoming period series "Penny Dreadful." Only time will tell »
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